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Are you interested in modern information technologies, do you wish to know the methods of control, intelligent decision-making and communication? Then study cybernetics!
You will gain extensive knowledge through the study of theoretical disciplines, complete with practical knowledge of application-aimed subjects. This will give you exceptionally good employment potential in industrial plants, banking, healthcare, civil service as well as research and education.
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Department of Cybernetics graduate profiles
The undergraduate study will provide the basic degree of university education in process control of both technical and non-technical character, in the design of control systems and in applications of artificial intelligence. Graduates gain knowledge that they can apply in their professions immediately after the completion of the Bachelor’s study, as well as knowledge that they can continue to develop in the graduate study at ZČU or other universities, including those abroad.
The field is aimed at students who wish to gain theoretical background as well as practical knowledge of cybernetics, control engineering and informatics. This knowledge will enable them to continue in the follow-up two-year graduate study programme and gain the ‘Ing.’ (MSc.) degree. Thus, they will achieve education equivalent to the traditional five-year graduate study at FAV. The graduate of the Bachelor’s level will acquire sufficient knowledge for finding application in employment upon the field-specific training at the given workplace.
The graduate will gain necessary theoretical knowledge and the ability to apply it in the area of signal measuring and processing, simulation and modelling of the processes of technical and non-technical character (economics, ecology, medicine, etc.) and in the area of control system design with the support of artificial intelligence.
The graduate can continue in the study of follow-up study programmes. On taking up employment, he/she will find application in creating and applying specialized software, in the design and operation of control systems, in evaluating the quality of process control and in diagnostics.
A characteristic feature of all specializations of the study programme Cybernetics and Control Engineering is the utilization of computer systems for process control, both in the technical fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry, transport, etc. and non-technical fields such as medicine, economics, civil service, the army and ecology. The ability to put the theoretical knowledge into practice is developed in the area of automatic control engineering, signal identification and processing, design of information and control systems, creation of mathematical models and their computer simulation, design and implementation of systems working with the support of artificial intelligence, in tasks of technical and medical diagnostics, etc. The utilization of the above-stated knowledge is supported by the study of key subjects of informatics and computer technology (databases, operation systems, computer networks, programming languages, etc.).
A major feature of this study field is the fact that students are purposefully led to a systemic approach to problem solving. This approach enables them to carry out decompositions of even very complex technical and non-technical systems, conduct their identification and modelling, and design their control or diagnostics.
Employability of the graduates of the field Cybernetics and Control Engineering
Wide knowledge gained by the study of basic theoretical disciplines of mathematics, physics, systems theory, automatic control engineering, artificial intelligence, computer technology and informatics, complete with practical knowledge of applied disciplines, provide the graduates of all specializations of the study programme Cybernetics and Control Engineering with exceptionally good employability potential in industrial plants, companies, banking, healthcare, civil service, the army as well as the areas of research and education.
The graduate will find application, above all, in solving problems of technical and non-technical systems and processes, as a designer and operator of information and control systems, as a consultant or designer in the area of model and simulation system analysis, as a designer of technical and medical diagnostic systems and methods, etc. The graduate will also be equipped with the ability to apply the latest knowledge of artificial intelligence in the rapidly developing applications of the systems of intelligent decision-making and communication (systems of voice communication with computer, computer vision, expert and consultation systems, neural networks, etc.) The systemic approach to problem solving provides the graduates with very good employment potential in the management of plants and companies of all sizes, as well as in the management of civil service institutions.
FAQ - Frequently asked questions
- How is the study of cybernetics completed?
The undergraduate study of the field Cybernetics and Control Engineering is completed with the state final exam, which includes the defence of a Bachelor’s thesis. Besides the defence, the final exam also contains a discussion of the Bachelor’s thesis. The state final exam takes place before an examining board. The graduate study of the field Cybernetics and Control Engineering is competed with a state final exam. It consists of the defence of a diploma thesis and three partial state exams (two field-related ones and a specialization-related one) and takes place on a single day before one examining board. For the successful completion of the doctoral study of Cybernetics and Control Engineering, it is necessary to pass a state doctoral exam and defend a doctoral thesis.
- Can students of the Department of Cybernetics also attend subjects taught at other departments and faculties of UWB?
Yes, they can; the credit system enables this.
- Is the study of cybernetics divided into semesters?
Yes. Similarly to the rest of the University of West Bohemia, the study of cybernetics is divided into semesters.